Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust asked to vacate land in Amethi
After a prolonged administrative and legal process, the Amethi district administration has asked the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust to immediately vacate the 1.0360-hectare land at Rokha village in Jais, where it was imparting vocational training to the members of self-help groups, said officials.
They added that the said land was initially registered in the name of a vocational
training centre but subsequently, it was allegedly captured by the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust.
The question regarding the ownership of the land was first raised by Union minister Smriti Irani, after she unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Amethi against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Four of the five Assembly segments of the Amethi parliamentary seat come under the jurisdiction of the district administration.
Irani's protest, however, fell on deaf ears during the rule of the previous Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh.